Review on Casa Maruka
Casa Maruka can be found on an unassuming side street off busy Avenida de Joan March, a short walk from Plaza de España and the Parc de Les Estacions in the north of the city of Palma. Occupying a typical Mallorcan building over a hundred years old, Casa Maruka, meaning grandmother's's house has a cosy ambience with dining taking place in a series of intimate rooms. Overlooking a lovely inner courtyard with fountains and tangerine trees, inside walls are decorated with a collection of paintings and sculptures by Cuban artist Alexis Leyva Machado, better known by the nickname KCHO.
The duo in the open kitchen are husband and wife team Alberto and Maria Jose Serrano who have owned the restaurant since 2007. Serving impeccable traditional Mallorcan dishes based on fresh local ingredients, there's an a la carte menu as well as a seasonal market menu. Good value options include Iberian ham and rocket salad before a classic main course of "Rabo de Buey", braised oxtail in red wine with mashed potatoes. If you want to try their signature dessert of apple tart served with ice cream, it will take 30 minutes as it's made to order, or you could opt for the chocolate brownie paired with strawberry gazpacho with milk ice cream.
The extensive wine list keeps its prices in check and service could not be friendlier.
Casa Maruka is also featured in: Michelin GuideRate this Restaurant
Majorcan / Mediterranean
Maria José Calabria and Alberto Serrano
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.30 - 4.00pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 8.30pm - 12.00am Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card